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Old 11-18-2008, 08:53 PM   #1
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I found this and was going to give it a try. Do you all think this looks right? If so how long should it sit in the secondary? and at what temp? Is there anything different I should try?

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Size:
5 gallons
Ingredients:

1/2 lb. 60 crystal
4 lb. light malt extract
2 1/2 lb. light DME
2 oz. Tettnanger(bittering)
1/2 oz. Tettnanger(aroma)
1/4 oz. Hallerttau Mittlefruh(flavor)
1/4 oz. Hallerttau Mittlefruh(dry)
1 tsp. Irish Moss
1 1/4 cup xtra light DME(priming)
Wyeast 2206 Bavarian Lager yeast

Brewing Instructions:
Steep crystal in 1/2 gallon of 150f water for 20 min.Strain the grain and run 1/2 gallon of 150f water over the grains.Add enough water to get 1 1/2 gallons. Bring to a boil and remove from jeat. Add the Xtract,light DME, and bittering hops. Bring water to 2 1/2 gallond and boil for 45 min.Add flavor hops and irish moss. Boil for 13 min. and add the aroma hops.Boil for 2 more min. Remove from stove, cool,place in fermentor,and add enough water to make 5 gallons.Pitch yeast and ferment cool(55f).Rack to secondary and add the dry hops.

Fermentation:
Primary for 10 [email protected]
O.G.-1.050
F.G.-1.012
Alcohol-5.0%
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:06 AM   #2
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Well, it would help to know which Sam Adams recipe that is before we can say if it's a good approximation. That being said, it looks like a decent recipe and I think it's the Boston Lager, but I could be wrong.

EDIT: On second thought, it looks a bit too hoppy to be Boston Lager.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:31 PM   #3
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My mistake, It is suppose to be the boston lager. If this helps, anything I should change?
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:13 PM   #4
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I dunno, that lager's got a bit of hop character to it, so this could be pretty close- this would make a good beer, if not an exact clone.
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:31 PM   #5
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If you can keep it at or just below 55 it may(probably will) take longer than 10 days to be ready. If you're using lager yeast you should also store it cold(33-35) for at least 3-4 weeks after primary to give the yeast time to clean it up for that crisp lager flavor. If you don't have the ability to lager, use a clean ale yeast like US-05 or Nottingham and you'll have a nice Boston Ale

 
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:16 PM   #6
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My basement is a steady 60 now. Will I be able to lager this recipe at these temps
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:16 PM   #7
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My basement is a steady 60 now. Will I be able to lager this recipe at these temps
No.

Don't plan on lagering without a fridge, it's too hard to get the temperatures low consistently.

 
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:53 PM   #8
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in this recipe , can i just use 3.3 lbs can of extract, or should I add more DME to the recipe.


1/2 lb. 60 crystal
4 lb. light malt extract
2 1/2 lb. light DME
2 oz. Tettnanger(bittering)
1/2 oz. Tettnanger(aroma)
1/4 oz. Hallerttau Mittlefruh(flavor)
1/4 oz. Hallerttau Mittlefruh(dry)
1 tsp. Irish Moss
1 1/4 cup xtra light DME(priming)
Wyeast 2206 Bavarian Lager yeast

Brewing Instructions:
Steep crystal in 1/2 gallon of 150f water for 20 min.Strain the grain and run 1/2 gallon of 150f water over the grains.Add enough water to get 1 1/2 gallons. Bring to a boil and remove from jeat. Add the Xtract,light DME, and bittering hops. Bring water to 2 1/2 gallond and boil for 45 min.Add flavor hops and irish moss. Boil for 13 min. and add the aroma hops.Boil for 2 more min. Remove from stove, cool,place in fermentor,and add enough water to make 5 gallons.Pitch yeast and ferment cool(55f).Rack to secondary and add the dry hops.

Fermentation:
Primary for 10 [email protected]
O.G.-1.050
F.G.-1.012
Alcohol-5.0%[/QUOTE]
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:24 AM   #9
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Don't use a lager yeast if you can't get your temps down to near freezing for the aging process.

 
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:08 AM   #10
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Is it possible to make this into an Ale by just changing the yeast? I don't have the resources for a lager but looks like a great recipe.

Would I also need to change the hops?
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